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SOLD OUT! Curtis Brown and Conville & Walsh present Discovery Day II - Pitch your novel idea to leading literary agents

Saturday 16th November 2013 10:45am - 5pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event


You've got your idea. You've written some, maybe all, of your novel. You work on it every day. You hid it in your closet ten years ago and vowed you'd come back to it. Either way, now is your time.

For one day only we reprise last year's hugely popular Discovery Day, in which aspiring novelists have the chance to pitch their book ideas directly to award-winning literary agents. Curtis Brown and their sister agency Conville & Walsh -- between them agents to Howard Jacobson, Sarah Hall and David Mitchell to name a few -- are in search of new talent, and the full team will be out at Foyles to meet authors one-to-one throughout the day.

Is publication in your future? Find out from the people who know.


Timetable of Events:

10.45am-3.30pm: One-to-one feedback sessions
Present the opening page of your work-in-progress and deliver a 30-second pitch to a member of the Curtis Brown and Conville & Walsh teams teams. Your agent will read your page, hear your pitch and draw on their expertise to provide on-the-spot verbal feedback. You only have 6 minutes, so make sure you're ready to shine!

The Café at Foyles
Following your pitch session, you will be shown through to the Café at Foyles, where you and two of your fellow writers will have ten minutes to pose any questions you have to one of the Curtis Brown and Conville & Walsh teams teams.


3.45pm: Prize Draw:
The Gallery at Foyles
One lucky registered participant will win a detailed written reader's report from Curtis Brown.

PLUS one participant from the registered attendees will be chosen by merit for a one-to-one lunch with an agent from Conville & Walsh


4pm-5pm: Panel Event:
The Gallery at Foyles
For the day's final event, joint CEO of Curtis Brown and MD of the Book Department, Jonny Geller; bestselling author SJ Watson; joint founder of Conville & Walsh Clare Conville and a leading publisher join us to discuss the journey of a book from pen to publication, each of them drawing on their own experience to help guide you through the publishing process.

Venue: The Gallery and Cafe at Foyles, Third Floor, 113 - 119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EB



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